(Common Yarrow, Summer Pastels Common Yarrow)
Winner of the prestigious All-America Selections award, the Summer Pastels group offers a far greater range of flower colors than those of common yarrow (Achillea millefolium), the species from which it was developed. The dense, flat-topped flower clusters appear from early to midsummer in an array of soft, non-fading shades including lavender, ivory, apricot, rose and pink. They are held on slender stems which rise from vigorous clumps of ferny, green to gray-green foliage.
(Common Yarrow, Rose Common Yarrow)
This is a pink-flowered form of common yarrow, a hardy perennial species native to temperate regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere. These plants naturally inhabit open areas and are able to withstand a wide range of growing conditions including poor, sandy or rocky soils. In the garden, common yarrow is a favorite carefree bloomer for sunny flower gardens.
Low basal rosettes of fine, ferny, aromatic foliage anchor this plant throughout the year. The green to gray-green leaves are semi-evergreen...
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(Dwarf Sneezeweed, Sneezewort)
This is a hardy, compact, long-flowering selection of sneezeweed. It blooms with many loose clusters of small gray-white flowers on wayward stems. Thankfully, it is less rambunctious than its larger kin, so it is a good choice for small spaces.
Sneezeweed is a vigorous, spreading, herbaceous perennial, native to northern Europe, southwest Romania, and eastward to Siberia. It has naturalized in North America where it grows in moist meadows.
In spring it forms vigorous clumps of linear...
(Sneezewort, The Pearl Achillea)
The pretty sneezeweed ‘The Pearl’ is a vigorous, spreading herbaceous perennial that originates from regions in Europe to Siberia. It is markedly more compact than standard sneezeweed and its flowers are fully double and pure white.
In spring it forms vigorous clumps of linear dark green leaves that emit a strong scent when crushed. This cultivar produces many clusters of double white blooms. The small fully double flowers rise from slender leafy stems in summer. Regular deadheading encourages...
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This Achillea species, also known as Wooly yarrow, is a small hardy perennial from southern Europe and western Asia with distinctive gray-green leaves that are lined with so many chubby leaflets that they look almost wooly. The leaves spread close to the ground in a thick, mussy mat from which flower stems rise, topped with a dense cluster of small yellow flowers. Bloom starts in early summer and continues to early fall.
Wooly yarrow has several uses:it can make a thick, flowering groundcover,...
(Golden Fleece Wooly Yarrow, Wooly Yarrow)
This yarrow cultivar is a mat-forming, hardy, herbaceous perennial with distinctive toothy, hairy leaves that look as if a spider had covered them with silk. The tousled mat of leaves is very low and the flower stems rise only a little higher. The flower custers are tightly made of many gold-yellow flowers with blunt petals and a promiment gold center. Flowering is profuse from early summer to early fall. The parent is wooly yarrow, a species native to southern Europe and western Asia.